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Vol. 51, Number 2
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Health educators: Working for wellness

These workers teach students, patients, and others how to stay healthy.

As the saying goes, “If you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything.” Health educators have made this instructional adage a professional mantra.

Health educators promote wellness and healthy lifestyles. Covering a wide range of topics, these workers teach individuals and communities about behaviors that encourage healthy living and prevent diseases and other problems. 

This article describes what health educators do, including how population and place affect their job tasks. It also provides information about their employment, earnings, job prospects, and training requirements. 

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Last Updated: September 21, 2007